Need some help on Tattoos

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  1. Shotgun Shooter

    Shotgun Shooter New Member

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    Well, now most of the supporting members knows I'm 18, 19 on friday :)
    I've been wanting a tattoo for at least a year now. I'm not so enthused on bodily pain, but my mindset is "once its done, its there for good". Get it done and over with. I want something that has MEANING or that is something I enjoy.

    So, one of my ideas is my last name [9 letters] down my left arm in old english font. This would start near the shoulder and end up at my wrist. My arms arent that long. Old English font

    That might see stupid or pointless to some, but its something that will not change. One of the very few things about me that can change.

    I've been thinking about getting a shotgun on my right forearm [i almost typed firearm LOL]. Call me a little obsessive, but shotguns are my passion. I spend 90% of my money on my shotgun. Its like my baby, except it doesnt pee/poop all over me.

    Sooo..if you guys got tattoos or some crazy ideas for tattoos, I'm all ears.

    S.S.
     
  2. dunerunner

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    I'll tell you what my father told me. They're permanent, They'll look like sh!t when you get older, Your body will produce things you will want to get cut or frozen off but that tattoo is there for life!!

    Spend your money on another shotgun. That's something you can show off to friends and at the range rather than one you have drawn on your forearm. As for your last name down your arm, are you afraid you'll forget it?
     

  3. Shotgun Shooter

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    Well I smoke alot, so I dont expect to live passed 60. However..my grandpa is almost 90, which I'm not happy about [for my own sake, I'm glad hes not dead].

    I never really cared what my dad said. He was a horrible father. "He tried" is the nicest way to sum it up.

    FWIW-I have no friends and no..I kid you not when I say that. Why do you think I'm on here all the time? :)

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  4. dunerunner

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    My mother smoked until she was in her fifties, now 90 and bed ridden. My father smoked all his life from fifteen on, only quitting after a heart attack. He died of chronic emphysema at 84.

    If you have any will power, and there is plenty of support here, to quit smoking; do it now. I finally quit at 36, but the damage was already done.

    Sorry to hear you and your father didn't get along, sometimes communicating with people you care for is impossible. Too bad, as there are innumerable things I wish I could talk to my Dad about but he's been gone now over 6 years.
     
  5. Shotgun Shooter

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    I planned on quiting after this carton is gone. I've got like 2 packs left. I've had it for at least 2 weeks now. Since I won $200 at the casino Wed [ill tell about that another time], I've been wanting to save my money for my shotgun, another shotgun or possibly a tattoo.

    Sorry to hear that Dune. I dont want my Dad dead or anything, hes just hot headed [I blame him for giving me that gene] and its his way or he gets pissed. But whatever. I talk to him few times a month.

    I may need to make a quit smoking support thread lol
    I use cigarettes as a muscle relaxer when I get pissed off.

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  6. dunerunner

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    Are you sure you're not my kid!! My son, 28; tells me the same thing. The Marine Corps didn't change his disposition either. Life is what you make of it. Right now your canvas is blank...paint a picture you can be proud of SS.
     
  7. Shotgun Shooter

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    [smartass] I'm not a very good artist. :p[/smartass]

    What part does your son tell you?

    My whole life, I've done things the simple way and have been "boring", if you will. I just wanted to do something that is different [to me] and spice up my body a little bit. Nothing special about a 5'9, 240lb guy.

    But you're right. I should just go for something that I can be proud of.
    Thanks Dune.

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  8. CA357

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    Put your blood type on there somewhere. You never know. ;)
     
  9. Shotgun Shooter

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    If I even knew my blood type. LOL.

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  10. CA357

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    Find out what it is. You don't need it as a tattoo, but it's pretty important information to know.
     
  11. yesicarry

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    ok.. I have 5 tattoos. Everyone of them has a meaning to me. Daughter's names, A band around left bicep and 2 archery related tats..( used to compete in Cal. )

    All I can say is if you truly want a tattoo, keep it above shirt lines. That way you can hide them at job interviews. Not EVERYBODY understands. But becoming more acceptable to society..

    Instead of your whole name, might I suggest a "coat of arms" for your family name ? On the shoulder, chest or back ? Easy to hide but yet can be displayed proudly with the right shirt..

    Yes, they do fade but nowadays the ink used stays more vibrant for many more years. I waited till I was in my 30's to get my first tat and it still looks great.

    Oh, and a shotgun tat "might" be a red flag to Law Enforcement. Especially if you ever decide to get a concealed weapons permit. You have to list all permanent scars and tats on your form. If ANY convicts have a shotgun tat, it will delay your application..

    Just my honest opinion from one who does have tats..

    And where the hell did the smoking comments come from on a tattoo question ? Excuse me while I crack a beer and go outside to smoke a cig..
     
  12. Shotgun Shooter

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    Well if you know anything about NY gun laws, you'd know getting a pistol is an adventure in itself.

    Good question...

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  13. dunerunner

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  14. Shotgun Shooter

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    Its okay. I dont really need one, but..idk.

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  15. hydrashok

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    I was 30 before I got my first (and only) tattoo. It had to be something that meant something to me.

    So, I spent a week with my best friend in Houston. She wanted to go out one night, so I told her, "great! let's go!" Well, she wanted to go to HER hangouts, and she thought I'd be too uncomfortable with it. I tried assuring her by telling her I'm not only cool with going to a gay bar with her, I'd even wear HER underwear! She didn't believe me.

    Well, she took me shopping, as my clothes (5.11 pants and a polo shirt w/ desert tan boots) weren't "acceptable". So we're at the mall, and she's picking out clothes that made me look... uhm... "metrosexual". Well, I'm trying on these clothes, and I popped off, "you're trying to make me look like a gay guy!" She said, "I knew it! You're not cool with this!" I laughed and bought the clothes. I mean, hell, I didn't know anybody, and thought I wouldn't see these people again! Penny loafers, khaki socks, some nice slacks, and a button shirt with a thin black dress belt: $185.

    So we're getting ready, and while she was putting on her makeup, she came out of her bathroom while I'm rummaging through her underwear drawer. "What are you doing!?" she asked. "I'm looking for the most comfortable pair of your underwear I can put on my fat ***!"

    So I see these Superman boxer briefs. Ah ha! Got 'em!

    Well let me tell ya! Boxer briefs for chicks are DEFINATELY made differently than boxer briefs for dudes! I had a great time, but I was UNCOMFORTABLE ALL NIGHT! But, I'm a man of my word.

    So, I had a great night with my best friend in a gay bar. The next night, it hit me what I wanted for a tattoo...

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    The next night, she and I went out to the tattoo parlor a good friend of mine owns and I got it! You shoulda seen the look on their faces when I gave them her underwear to scan for the job :)

    The moral of the story is, there's no harm in waiting for getting the tattoo that has the meaning you're looking for.
     
  16. Shotgun Shooter

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    Very fascinating story. LOL.

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  17. zhuk

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    Just got a sleeve finished, its been a work in progress over a couple of years. Still a bit uh, 'shorn' tho hehe. Short enough for a tshirt to cover it, so no problems with the 'public exposure' thing. Don't worry about it fading...as has been mentioned, modern day inks don't fade as much as ones used years ago. Using suncreen will also help keep it fresh. As for the pain...dunno how disturbing this is...but I got quite into the pain side of it...you get into a zone and there's something real addictive about it lol

    But only you can decide if you want something permanent on your skin. Personally (being kinda nuttily artistic) yeah I don't have a problem with that :rolleyes:


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  18. IGETEVEN

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    Ahhh hell SS, live it up, you are only young once. But if you want get old, stop that smoking and start doing some PT. That's all you will here from me on that. Now, back to the tatoo. Get one like this........:p:D


    Jack
     

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  19. AcidFlashGordon

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    Aw, dammit. Now I've got coffee to clean off my monitor again. [​IMG] :p (going to have to stop reading threads in the morning)

    As for the tat, follow what the others have said and, if you really want one, get something that means something to you.

    Regarding smoking (as part of the ambushed thread), I've been smoking since I was 19 (40 years) and I'll probably die of something related to that. No problem. I'm a member of ALCOR and they'll just toss my dead arse in a dewar of liquid Nitrogen until a "cure" is found.
     
  20. p11shooter

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    I have a few tats myself (no monkeys), I got my first one at 15. I am 31 now and if you listen to any advice on here. DONT get one in a visible place like you forearm. I have one on mine and now have to cover it when at work. I thought when i got that one I was going to be in construction all my life, well things change. Thats the only thing I regret about mine. Just make sure you can't see it with a short sleeve shirt. Because you never know where life will lead you.:rolleyes:
     
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